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Existing-Home Sales fell 4.9% in March

04/22/19 10:00AM - Existing-home sales retreated in March, following February’s surge of sales, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a drop-off in sales, with the Midwest enduring the largest decline last month.

Total existing-home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 4.9% from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.21 million in March. Sales as a whole are down 5.4% from a year ago (5.51 million in …more…

Chicago Fed National Activity points to a pickup in economic growth in March

04/22/19 08:30AM - Led by improvements in employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) rose to –0.15 in March from –0.31 in February. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from February, but three of the four categories made negative contributions to the index in March. The …more…

March Housing Starts decreased 0.3%, Permits down 1.7%

04/19/19 08:30AM - Building Permits
Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,269,000. This is 1.7 percent (±1.4 percent) below the revised February rate of 1,291,000 and is 7.8 percent (±1.9 percent) below the March 2018 rate of 1,377,000. Single‐family authorizations in March were at a …more…

Business Inventories up 0.3% in February

04/18/19 10:00AM - The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for February, adjusted for seasonal and trading day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,446.8 billion, up 0.1 percent (±0.1 percent)* from January 2019 and was up 2.4 percent (±0.3 percent) from …more…

U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.4% in March

04/18/19 10:00AM - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.4 percent in March to 111.9 (2016 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in February, and no change in January.

“The US LEI picked up in March with labor markets, consumers’ outlook, and financial conditions making the largest contributions,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Economic Research at The Conference Board. ”Despite the relatively large gain in March, the trend in the US …more…

U.S. Retail Sales for March Increase 1.6%, Ex-Auto up 0.9%

04/18/19 08:30AM - Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $514.1 billion, an increase of 1.6 percent (±0.5 percent) from the previous month, and 3.6 percent (±0.7 percent) above March 2018. Total sales for the January …more…

Philadelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity continued to grow in April

04/18/19 08:30AM - Regional manufacturing activity continued to grow in April, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. Although the survey’s indicators for general activity and shipments fell from their readings last month, the indicators for new orders, employment, and the workweek improved. The survey’s indexes for …more…

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 5,000 to 192,000

04/18/19 08:30AM - In the week ending April 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 192,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since September 6, 1969 when it was 182,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 196,000 to 197,000. The 4-week moving …more…

Beige Book: Economic Activity expanded at a slight-to-moderate pace in March and early April

04/17/19 02:00PM - Overall Economic Activity
Economic activity expanded at a slight-to-moderate pace in March and early April. While most Districts reported that growth continued at a similar pace as the previous report, a few Districts reported some strengthening. There was little change in the outlook among contacts in reporting Districts, with those …more…

Wholesale Inventories up 0.2% in February

04/17/19 10:00AM - February 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, after adjustment for seasonal variations and trading day differences but not for price changes, were $495.9 billion, up 0.3 percent (±0.4 percent)* from the revised January level and were up 2.1 percent (±0.9 percent) from the February 2018 level. …more…